Welcome to the department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies (GIS) at Villanova University! The department is comprised of three majors, namely, GlS (with eight specializations); Gender and Women's Studies (GWS), and Peace and Justice Studies (PJ). Students for the GIS major are required to declare a specialization in one of the following interdisciplinary area studies: Africana Studies, Arab & Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, Irish Studies, Latin American Studies, and Russian Area Studies. A student may also opt for an Individually Designed Specialization after meeting the requirements. We also have minors in Critical Language and Cultural Studies, which include Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian studies. Please feel free to browse our web site to learn more about our programs.